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Where you are going to live is one of the most important decisions that you will make before coming to university. Whilst the vast majority of first years choose to live in halls of residence, most second and third years live in private rented accommodation, and some first years do too. In some cases, living at home is also possible.

The University of Leicester has a number of halls of residence across the city ranging from the catered halls in the leafy Oadby Student Village, which accommodate students on thirty-week contracts, to the self-catered halls almost on the doorstep of the university, which allow forty-two or fifty-one week contracts. Given the large student population of Leicester, there is also a significant amount of affordable private accommodation available.

In this podcast the students talk about their experiences with accommodation in Leicester. They discuss living in and adapting to halls of residence, the advantages of good private accommodation and how to find it, and the relative merits of living at home.


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  • Author(s): Impala4T Project
  • Subject: Accommodation
  • Grade level: Support
  • Course type: Podcast
  • Language(s):  English
  • Material type(s): mp3
  • Media format(s): mp3


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